As you walk into the Eccles Health Sciences Library, you may notice something new. A large bookshelf now sits close to the front desk. The empty shelves will soon be filled with books, inviting passersby to browse and select a book that might provide them with a mental break, help them learn a new skill, or complement their studies.
As a result of generous donations, we are beginning to create a collection of physical books to encourage casual reading. To help this collection grow, we are also asking friends of the library to donate books that would help the health sciences learning community and stimulate the minds of students, staff, and faculty in the schools and colleges of health, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry.
A browsing section near the front desk of the Eccles Health Sciences Library will be centered on popular materials that include self-help books, novels, magazines, cookbooks, popular nonfiction, among others! We are also looking at expanding the collection to include podcasts, audiobooks, zines, movies, music, comics, and more! In addition to reading and interactive material, books create an atmosphere expected of a library, they are beautiful, and they absorb sound for students wanting a quiet area for study.
How to help:
What do you want your students and colleagues to read? Have you had a favorite book you’ve always wanted to share with others? Have you been inspired by something and hope others can be inspired too? You have several options to help us build the collection:
- Bring in a book or other item you would like the library to consider adding to the new collection and drop it in the box by the front entrance of the library.
- Suggest we purchase something via the suggest a purchase page on our website.
See our “wishlist” of books we are currently pursuing. We look forward to sharing this exciting collection with you.
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